Mau Mau an African crucible by Robert B. Edgerton

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Published by Tauris in London .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Mau Mau -- History.

Edition Notes

Originally published: London : Collier Macmillan, 1989.

Book details

StatementRobert B.Edgerton.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDT433.577
The Physical Object
Pagination(300)p. ;
Number of Pages300
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21937993M
ISBN 101850432074

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